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    My take

    I'd really recommend against buying a new BMW. There are way too many late model w/low miles examples on Cycletrader.com, Craigslist, eBay, etc., where you won't take the new bike hit that you do...
  2. I have a '02 RT AND a '06 K12s and bought the...

    I have a '02 RT AND a '06 K12s and bought the Booster Plug to help mitigate surging. IMHO it was the biggest waste of $150 EVER. I'll leave it at that.



    I'm running PRIII's on my K12s and can't...
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    Not an 1150 but...

    I bought this schweet '99 R1100R last summer for my SO. She's 5-5, the bike came with a factory low seat option and she loves it, I mean REALLY loves the bike. Good luck with your decision. Full...
  4. Thread: Low Fly Bys

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    Same thing here with the Air Force Academy. No...

    Same thing here with the Air Force Academy. No Thunderbird flyby at this year's graduation due to the sequestration. This flyby has been a staple at every AFA graduation since the Academy was...
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    me too

    I pulled my K12s out for a brief spin yesterday and noticed the same thing although not as high as 3K rpm. It was more like 1.5 to 2K. I'm thinking the fuel is about two months old so I'm not sure if...
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    Well, DUH!!

    I should have looked in my own cleaning supply cabinet. Last night I went rummaging through the cabinet and found an old jar of Mother's Metal and Aluminum polish that I'd forgotten I had.

    I used...
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    oilhead valve cover refinish

    Ever notice how the finish on older oilhead valve covers tends to oxidize and develop checking in the factory finish? Mine are like that but it's mainly on the upper portion of the cover, the one...
  8. Hmmm, I dropped $425 at a dealer back in July of...

    Hmmm, I dropped $425 at a dealer back in July of '11 as part of an agreement between me and BMWNA to replace the entire chain and gear assembly AND to install the guard. They made me feel as if they...
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    Paul, I have a 1150RT and consider myself...

    Paul,

    I have a 1150RT and consider myself semi-knowledgeable about the boxers. I've always admired the roadster's and when I saw this one I was hoping it would work for my SO. It did and the rest...
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    What I finally bought.....

    It's been over 1 1/2 years since I entered a post to this thread and since I finally found a bike for the SO I thought I'd pop in with a pic and a story.

    The fact is we never found a K75 we felt...
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    Wow, pretty strong statement there. All I can...

    Wow, pretty strong statement there. All I can offer is that my SO started out on a Yamaha XJ550 and almost seemingly quickly outgrew it. I was impressed with the bike as it had a lot of power for its...
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    my experience

    I've been down this road before and had a great experience using the services of a local luggage repair shop. They're used to working on high items and use the best components to do the work. The...
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    Having done this twice (RT and R models) and most...

    Having done this twice (RT and R models) and most recently this past weekend, I can't imagine how a guy with normal sized hands could maneuver the new tensioner into place in such tight quarters...
  14. Thread: Finally Did It

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    Congrats on the new bike! I had a '04 zebra and...

    Congrats on the new bike! I had a '04 zebra and loved it before the allure of the K1200S proved too much to resist. I still miss my KRS especially the cruise control but not its heft.
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    Yea, especially when said dealer really doesn't...

    Yea, especially when said dealer really doesn't give a flyin' rat's a$$ about its BMW customers. Oh, and don't even bother asking about the Ducati's they used to sell....they lost their franchise...
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    For the record, the independent shop that did the...

    For the record, the independent shop that did the work had a labor rate of about 1/3 less then the front range CO BMW dealers. Had I taken my RT to one of them I'd have paid somewhere between $700...
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    It all started with me downloading a lot of "how...

    It all started with me downloading a lot of "how to" articles for doing my own RT spline lube. I studied the various articles over the intervening winter months between late 2010 and early 2011 and...
  18. Thread: November ON

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    If we were talking about women, yes, but not when...

    If we were talking about women, yes, but not when we're talking about my ON.
  19. Thread: November ON

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    My ON delivery happens in three distinctive...

    My ON delivery happens in three distinctive cycles: one moth it arrives in perfect condition, month two it arrives with the cover slightly bent or torn, thrid month it arrives with the back cover...
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    been there, done that

    I went through this last February and paid $1700 for a new input shaft install, clutch plate, and pivot bearings. This was on a '02 RT with 46K miles and I've been running synthetics since 22K miles.
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    right here in my back yard.....

    .....well, not really but easily withing a day's ride:

    http://coloradonortonworks.com/

    One of these days I'm going to own a Brit bike and when I do it'll be a Norton - the bike that, as a 14...
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    I had a similar problem with my '92 Ducati 907IE...

    I had a similar problem with my '92 Ducati 907IE (also made of unobtanium) and simply took my bare for tubes to a hydraulic shaft rebuilder in Denver. They stripped the tubes, sanded them, and then...
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    Real numbers

    Here's the latest quote I got for the service:

    Cam Chain/Tensioner Update
    11 31 7 703 192 (sprocket wheel set with chain) 217.30
    11 31 7 717 287 (tensioner) 124.66
    11 26 7 684 353 (clutch cover...
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    Sticky: Out for a Memorial weekend ride. This photo was...

    Out for a Memorial weekend ride. This photo was taken about three miles shy of Silvercliffe, CO, the Sangre de Christo mountain range is in the background:...
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    my experience

    Add me to the lengthy list of shafted (pardon the pun) '02 RT owners. I'd been giving some thought to doing my own spline lube but elected to bring it to a small BMW repair shop instead of the...
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